Questions about word choices

WinstonC1Kwiziq community member

Questions about word choices

1. Can we use des salades mélangées instead of des salades compasées?

2. Can we use glaces instead glaçons? I looked it up on Google translate. Glaçons means ice cubes while glaces means simply ice. Wouldn't it be better to use the more general word ice? 

Asked 3 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Winston,

1. Salades mélangées / salades composées

"Salades mélangées" is rather clumsy in French. You would definitively write/say "salades composées" when you refer to a salad that is made of lettuce and other cold veg etc. Although it is now acceptable to say/write "salades mixtes"

2. Glaces / glaçons

You wouldn't hear a person ask for ice to be put in his/her drink in French. "Glaçons" is correct here. "Glace" is more often than not used for "ice cream" even if Google told you otherwise. Although it can also translate to "ice" when referring to ice on a road for example.

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée!

Questions about word choices

1. Can we use des salades mélangées instead of des salades compasées?

2. Can we use glaces instead glaçons? I looked it up on Google translate. Glaçons means ice cubes while glaces means simply ice. Wouldn't it be better to use the more general word ice? 

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